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Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
submitted. >>> more trouble for toyota. this time it is the lexus suv, the gx-460. tara mergener reports that this time the company is taking quick action in order to fix the problem. >> reporter: toyota moved very quickly this time. this after the auto giant was harshly criticized for not moving fast enough on accelerator problems. now the company has stopped selling its high-end suv just hours after a consumer report's warning. >> the last time that we advised the consumers didn't buy a car because of a safety risk was in 2001. so we don't do this very often. >> reporter: the issue is handling. consumer reports found during emergency handling tests the gx- 460's rear end swings out wide but the stability control system took too long to bring the suv under control. four testers experienced the same problem. >> if this happened in a real road situation on public roads the rear tire could hit the curb or slide off the pavement and this could lead to a rollover. >> reporter: toyota says about 6,000 of the 2010 model gx-460s have been sold and the engineers are vigorously testing the vehicl
CBS
Apr 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> still to come when 9 news now continues, toyota has come up with a fix for that rollover problem with its top of the line lexus suv. >>> and the potomac is beautiful to look at, but it is dangerous for swimmers. coming up next, the push to keep people out of the water. >>> a criminal probe of goldman sachs is underway. the associated press says the u.s. attorneys office in new york is conducting the investigation. they testified this week about investments that goldman allegedly made knowing they would fail. >>> united and continental airlines could announce a merger by monday. our partners at "usa today" say the boards of both airlines still need to approve the deal, and the deal would create the largest airline in the world. united is already the biggest carrier out of dulles airport. >>> we have a consumer alert about those recalled 2010 lexus suvs. parent company toyota says it now has the software so dealers can start to fix the gx 460s. toyota recalled nearly 10,000 of the weeks -- 10,000 of the vehicles last week. dealers can contact the -- owners can contact the dealers a
CBS
Apr 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to the product in question. >>> toyota has announced another recall. this time it is about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 model year. toyota says the vehicles slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> howard is up next with the forecast. >>> audrey, what a great midday after a chilly morning. some frost out there. unfortunately it hasn't helped much with the allergy count. just got an update in. check these numbers out. we have high once again on the tree pollen. the grass and mold is low. the weeds are absent. the weeds are absent but about >>> here's something that could help your finances the megamillions jackpot is up to $224 million for tomorrow's drawing. it's the largest megamillions prize since the dc lottery started to sell those tickets earlier this year. the multistate game is also played in maryland and virginia. >>> a fairly ordinary looking office building in arlington's courthouse neighborhood is anything but that. it's trying to win a national competition among eco friendly buildings. alex trevino has an inside
CBS
Apr 28, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> the robbers drove off in a red toyota camry. investigators are talking to other witnesses who saw them. >>> today is distracted driver awareness day in virginia. it's a day to remind you not to text while driving and to use a hands-free device. that was the message yesterday at union station with students vowing never to text behind the wheel. >> i think it was really encouraging because i'm about to start driving. i get my permit on may 30th and when i start to drive i'm going to put my phone down. >> one of my friends actually, he was texting me and almost got in to the opposite lane. so it was scary. >> reporter: friday is no phone day in the district along with dozens of other states and cities nationwide. >>> for more information on the great hangup, go to wusa9.com. we have special page set up for that. look under the extras tab. >>> it is now official, mei xiang the panda at the national zoo is not pregnant. officials say they have conducted an ultrasound and hormone analysis to make that determination. however, experts at the zoo say the panda was experiencing a false pregnancy
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